MEDIA RELEASE 11 September 2006
CWA members join the carbon trading revolution
In a first for the organisation the Country Women’s Association is joining
forces with Easy Being Green in a campaign to massively reduce NSW and ACT
greenhouse gas emissions.
A standard Climate Saver Pack from Easy Being Green contains six energy saving
light globes and one AAA rated water-saving showerhead. These Packs, once
installed, can save over one tonne of greenhouse gas pollution from entering
earth’s atmosphere each year.
Households can also save $150 off both their annual electricity and water bill
and an average of 21,000 litres of water each year, after installing these
But the offer is set to last only until 30 September, after which the government
scheme in its current form will be scraped.
Application forms to receive the packs are being mailed to 11,500 CWA members
across NSW and the ACT this week. Forms can also be downloaded by any NSW and
ACT residents from
CWA NSW State President, Judy Richardson, said members will need to get in fast
because time was running out.
“Climate change is an issue that our members are interested in and we did not
want them to miss out on the opportunity to participate in reducing the effects
of climate change,” Mrs Richardson said.
“Our offer is simple: Fill in the form and sign it to receive free-of-charge a
Climate Saver Pack from Easy Being Green worth about $100 at retail.
“In addition, for every valid form returned to Easy Being Green, our
organisation will receive a $2 donation.
“This is a first for our organisation and we are proud to join forces with Easy
Being Green to help Australian households save energy, water and money too. We
urge our members to support Easy Being Green in its mission to offer
environmentally sustainable and affordable solutions to help stop climate
change,” she said.
Easy Being Green is amongst a limited number of organisations that are
accredited to trade carbon credits on to energy companies to assist them in
meeting mandatory emission targets set by the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement
Scheme. In order to meet their targets, energy companies can purchase carbon
credits from accredited providers like Easy Being Green.
Paul Gilding, CEO at Easy Being Green and former Executive Director of
Greenpeace International, said because of scheme changes time is running out for
this offer to reduce greenhouse pollution, which is the leading cause of global
warming and climate change.
“The joint initiative will mean rural and regional householders won’t miss out
on the offer.
“So far, Easy Being Green has given away over 250,000 packs. Our goal is to see
that one million householders in NSW and the ACT install the packs before 2007 -
equivalent to taking 300,000 cars off the road and saving 12 billion litres of
water,” Gilding said.
Gilding said the current scheme in NSW is the only one in Australia and the only
one of its kind in the world, as it allows householders to trade the pollution
emissions they save.
Released for Easy Being Green by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For further information please call Fiona Pennington or
Kim Larochelle on 02 9413 4244 or 0431 228850.